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Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers got their first points of the new season with a 2-1 victory over Wycombe at Adams Park.

First-half goals from defenders James Clarke and Tony Craig did the damage as Wanderers wait for a first league win of the campaign continued.

Rovers were ahead just four minutes in as Clarke fired home from close range after Liam Sercombe's corner bounced into his path off a defender.

Stefan Payne headed over when trying to make it two before the lead was doubled 20 minutes in.

The Chairboys were undone by another corner as centre-back Craig rose highest to head Sam Matthews' inswinging past the diving Ryan Allsop.

After the break Adebayo Akinfenwa came close for the hosts, looping a header onto the roof of the net.

Allsop pulled off a couple of fine saves in the hosts' goal to deny Sercombe and then Payne from adding a third for the Pirates.

With eight minutes left Scott Kashket provided a late scare for the visitors after rounding Adam Smith to score the Chairboys' first league goal of the season, but Rovers held on for the points.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wycombe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Allsop
  • 16Harriman
  • 26McCarthy
  • 6El-Abd
  • 3Jacobson
  • 18Thompson
  • 4GapeSubstituted forSaundersat 78'minutes
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forFreemanat 77'minutes
  • 9Mackail-SmithSubstituted forKashketat 64'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 24Williams

Substitutes

  • 5Stewart
  • 7Saunders
  • 8Bean
  • 11Kashket
  • 17Morris
  • 22Freeman
  • 30Ma-Kalambay

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 15J Clarke
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Upson
  • 5Craig
  • 26MatthewsSubstituted forBennettat 68'minutes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 16Broadbent
  • 7SercombeBooked at 62minsSubstituted forRodmanat 88'minutes
  • 10NicholsSubstituted forReillyat 75'minutes
  • 9PayneBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Leadbitter
  • 14Lines
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 20Reilly
  • 23Bennett
  • 33Rodman
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,858

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 1, Bristol Rovers 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jason McCarthy.

  4. Booking

    Adam Smith (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

  6. Post update

    Stefan Payne (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Rodman (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Adam Smith.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Tom Broadbent (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Rodman replaces Liam Sercombe.

  15. Post update

    Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ed Upson (Bristol Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers).

  18. Post update

    Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Randell Williams (Wycombe Wanderers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough33009369
2Portsmouth33007259
3Barnsley32106067
4Walsall32105327
5Doncaster32016336
6Gillingham32016336
7Wimbledon31201015
8Southend31115414
9Fleetwood31114314
10Scunthorpe21103214
11Sunderland21103214
12Charlton31114404
13Coventry31112204
14Accrington311134-14
15Rochdale311157-24
16Bristol Rovers310245-13
17Burton310235-23
18Bradford310214-33
19Blackpool302112-12
20Plymouth301224-21
21Shrewsbury301213-21
22Luton301225-31
23Wycombe301215-41
24Oxford Utd3003110-90
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